How to provide required FQDN to ipa-client when system hostname has to be a short hostname

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  • Some applications (for example, SAP solutions) require the system hostname to be a short, unqualified, host name. RHEL IdM client installation tool, ipa-client-install, requires the hostname to be a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). RHEL IdM client installation fails when the system hostname is not-FQDN.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 and later.
  • ipa-client package installed

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